Daniel Bessner currently holds the Joff Hanauer Honors Professorship in Western Civilization at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and was previously the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B.
Michael Degerald uses the tools of an historian but regularly draws on elements of political science, geography, and social theory. His dissertation research explores Iraqi state discourse in the 1970s and 1980s, but he is very interested in the history of the modern Middle East more broadly.